Leading bioplastics innovator teams up with Canadian retailer to offer customers
more eco-friendly choices
May 6, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:SGB) (“Solegear” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its newly branded plant-based office organizer line good naturedTM is now available in select London Drugs stores across Western Canada with the full suite of office organization products available online at www.londondrugs.com.
Working alongside London Drugs to meet growing demand from its customers for more eco-friendly options, this launch reinforces Solegear’s initiatives to work collaboratively with industry leaders to seek out home and office organization products that are primed for revitalization using the Company’s proprietary bioplastics.
“We’re thrilled that London Drugs shares our same commitment to offering more unique and innovative products to its customers that are also better for the planet. These office organizers are just the start of where we see the good natured product portfolio developing over time,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear. “With London Drugs input, we will continue our commitment to seek out home and office organization products that are ripe for a bioplastic make-over and re-introduce them under the good natured brand at prices that are comparable to traditional fossil-fuel based products.”
“At London Drugs we are continuously looking to increase the number of eco-minded products in our stores,” said Clifford Fong, Buyer, General Merchandise, London Drugs. “We are pleased to have Solegear’s good natured TM office organization products available for our customers who are particularly looking for products created from renewable plant-based sources. Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in customer interest in these types of products.”
Manufactured in Canada from Solegear’s independently certified 85% plant-based Polysole® LV1250 bioplastic, the good naturedTM brand and suite of products are specifically targeting the growing multi-billion dollar home and business organization market that is primarily dominated by traditional, fossil fuel-based plastics that have been reported to contain materials and additives that may be harmful to the environment and human health.
About Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:SGB) is an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources. Committed to the principles of Green Chemistry, Solegear is driven by its mission to create healthier, safer and stronger communities by fundamentally changing the way plastics are made.
Solegear’s proprietary bioplastic formulations, Polysole® and Traverse®, are designed to meet today’s social and corporate requirements to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity typically associated with traditional petroleum-based plastics. Together with its partners, Solegear custom engineers, produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.
For more information: www.solegear.ca and www.mygoodnatured.com
About London Drugs
Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development. @LondonDrugs
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